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22nd December, 2008
“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries!”
The River War, first edition, Vol. II by Winston Churchill
How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its *votaries! – The River War, first edition, Vol. II by Winston Churchill
This book is very rare and hard to find. There are later editions that do not contain all of the quotes used on our site. None of the presently available online versions are as complete as the original first editions. More information can be found on Wikipedia – The River War
And Europe may yet fall, Mr Churchill, as you turn in your grave.
You may disagree with this 19th century political thought, that of one of Britain’s all-time great Prime Ministers, in any comparison to today’s Islam. I am as yet to be persuaded, one way or the other. But these are still interesting observations by Churchill. They could even have been written by a more current political leader, were there a Churchillian amongst them.
Another insightful quote from Mr Churchill‘s book.
“Every woman must belong to some man”
This quaint idea evidently still applies in many parts of the Muslim world. Otherwise why would a young Egyptian woman agree with her father that she’d love to go to Iraq? IRAQ! That place the westerners “destroyed”! But this modern day Egyptian woman would willingly give herself body and soul to the man who threw his shoes at President Bush.
What was this guy thinking anyway? If he didn’t like the shoes, surely he could have just taken them back to the shop and not thrown them at the Devil Incarnate, the man whose system presumably invented the blasted useless things?
Correction – that was somebody in Egypt, 5000 years ago.
Oh I am SO culturally insensitive, don’t you think? Answers please on a postcard of Winston Churchill to the shoe-thrower, Muntadar al-Zeidi, a correspondent for Iraqi-owned Al-Baghdadia television based in Egypt.
[Winston Churchill was 25 years old when he wrote “The River War”.]
Just as well he wasn’t a 21st century politician. He’d have been drummed out of politics by the PC brigade before he could say – “What Nazis?”
But of course Churchill did NOT have to fight the enemy within – the Fourth Estate – and their infiltration of lies and distortions in the minds of the British people. It’s hard to withstand attack from the enemy without, whilst being clobbered relentlessly from within.
P.S. Just found this Churchillian quotation, and had to add it.
Churchill’s response to King Ibn Saud’s demand that he not drink or smoke – Churchill by Himself: The Definitive Collection of Quotations by Richard Langworth
and Winston Churchill